Uniportal sleeve lobectomy for lung cancer

Dmitrii Sekhniaidze, Malik Agasiev, Tatyana Obuhova


Over the last years video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has become more popular as it has a number of advantages comparing to the classical thoracotomy (less postoperative pain, reduced blood loss, cosmetic effect, etc.) A short time ago it was generally thought that it was impossible to make certain surgeries (including bronchoplasty) through single port approach. However, improvement of manual skills, more advanced stapling devices, tools and surgical needles have made it possible to perform surgeries practically of any extent observing the oncological principles of operational intervention.